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Letters to the editor

‘Bare minimum’ protections not enough

MELISSA TROUTMAN Coudersport Recently, “bare minimum” protections to public health and the environment from the impacts of shale gas development in Pennsylvania got another shearing thanks to a lawsuit by Marcellus Shale Coalition, a nonprofit of oil and gas companies purporting to be ...

Dangerous incidents

MIKE STONEBERG Lock Haven We need a street light on the first section of South Fairview Street in the City of Lock Haven. There are always a bunch of kids playing out on the street at 9 and 10 at night after dark. Every night sitting on my front porch, I see a couple of them almost get ...

Mueller has spoken

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven Robert Mueller has spoken — though in his own taciturn way — leaving us to determine the lessons from his Report that we will need to carry forward. One of the most important lessons is based on two findings from the Report. The first, from Volume One and ...

I agree

KATELYN A. SMITH Mill Hall I read an opinion article recently titled, “Every state should pass a medical aid-in-dying law,” by Kim Callinan. I found it to be an interesting read because it’s something that we all have probably thought of but never think to discuss. I’ve worked ...

History repeats itself

CAROLE M. GERST Milesburg Where have we gone wrong? I’ll let you in on a little secret: We are dummies when we refuse to follow in our elders’ shoes. God, how many times have you wished you could turn back the clock? We continue to be disrespectful to them in thinking we know ...

Grave desecration

KEVIN FRYER Mill Hall Just when you think some people in our area can’t get any worse, they do. I went to see some of my relatives recent at Cedar Hill Cemetery to pay my respects to family at the family plot. There are two veterans buried there; one is from World War I and the other ...

Returning to normal

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown I’m still waiting for that empirical evidence that we are in anything other than a normal climate cycle. So here’s something else to ponder while we’re waiting. Was the ice age and cooler temps the abnormal occurrence due to a super-volcano erupting (like ...

Fake

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Another letter to the editor with a quote from a long ago statesman, this time the subject is treason. The statesman is Cicero who was consul in 63BC. He is considered to be one of Rome’s greatest orators and philosophers. The speech is not from Cicero but ...

More American concerns

GEORGE LOCKETT Morris After just finished reading the letter titled “American Concerns’’ in the July 19 edition of The Express I felt compelled to write in and say, God Bless Ida Temple from Mansfield. Don’t worry Ida, the only people who would call you names because you do not ...

Step aside

RUSS FINCH Avis I attended the July meeting of the Pine Creek Township Board of Supervisors to ask about an issue that I had asked about a year ago and was told it would be looked into. The issue being a short stretch of road of less than 75 yards where four deer were hit and killed last ...

Taxes, taxes, taxes

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden Could anyone responsible for raising the Jersey Shore Area School district taxes honestly believe many taxpayers own their own home but are retired senior citizens in their 70s, 80s and even 90s living on fixed incomes? Why should we continue to carry this ...

The Census

LINDA SPENCER Covington I read with interest the opinions of a recent columnist about the citizenship question being added to the upcoming census. If you are interested in family history as I am you know that in the past there were questions that tell you a great deal about the lives of ...

The Electoral College

RICHARD MORRIS Williamsport Recent writers have defended the Electoral College and the role of the states in selecting the president. Ignored in emphasizing the states are the opening words of the Constitution: “We the People.” The Constitution, as Lincoln noted at Gettysburg, ...

An apology

BARBARA IRVIN Lock Haven A couple of months ago, I wrote a brief letter that was published in The Express. The letter was meant as a way to vent my frustrations about something that nobody understood. Unfortunately, my words upset several people, including a family member whom I am ...

U.S. citizen first

NANCY HOUSEKNECHT Muncy Ask any “legal” immigrant who has come to America the “correct” way about how they feel about the U.S. They will tell you how much they love our country, the freedoms they enjoy and the opportunities they have to succeed in their endeavors. Recently, we ...

Living in the dark ages

ROBERT KEPLER Renovo Did you know that Clinton County is living in the dark ages? Do you think it’s the government’s job to step up to the plate and make sure we have everything our little hearts desire? The county commissioners think so! They are here to help you and spend your ...

The Democrats’ proposed Socialist national compact

ROBERT JACQUES JAMES STUCHELL Williamsport The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV) is a Democratic political program which would require participating states to disregard the election day wishes of their own citizens. Instead, these states would commit their electoral votes to ...

‘The pond’

SHIRLEY MOORE McElhattan I went to the meeting at the Wayne Township building over the “pond.” Here is what I got out of it: A big fat zero. They talked in circles. I am figuring out where we get all their permits filled out in about 50 years we will be able to keep our pond because ...

Bellefonte trail

ADRIANA PENA State College When I hear complaints about the Bellefonte rail-bike trail in the name of fiscal responsibility, I wonder if those who complain ever heard the business mantra “You got to spend money to make money”. No business became prosperous by merely cutting expenses. ...

Year-round school

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan After watching television news for a few weeks on a segment called Talk Back. I agree with a few people. Pennsylvania should have school year-round because my opinion is that this will cut down on problems and snow days and the kids can lear more. If I have to ...